The Old Dragon’s Head by Justin Newland

Published October 2018

From the author of Genes of Isis, Justin Newland, has wowed me yet again. The Old Dragon’s Head was written beautifully, and captivated me from the first sentence.

Synopsis

Constructed of stone and packed earth, the Great Wall of 10,000 li protects China’s northern borders from the threat of Mongol incursion. The wall is also home to a supernatural beast: the Old Dragon. The Old Dragon’s Head is the most easterly point of the wall, where it finally meets the sea.

In every era, a Dragon Master is born. Endowed with the powers of Heaven, only he can summon the Old Dragon so long as he possess the dragon pearl.

It’s the year 1400, and neither the Old Dragon, the dragon pearl, nor the Dragon Master, has been seen for twenty years. Bolin, a young man working on the Old Dragon’s Head, suffers visions of ghosts. Folk believe he has yin-yang eyes and other paranormal fights. When Bolin’s fief lord, the Prince of Yan, rebels against his nephew, the Jianwen Emperor, a bitter war of succession ensues in which the Mongols hold the balance of power. While the victor might win the battle on earth, China’s Dragon Throne can only be earned with a Mandate from heaven – and the support of the Old Dragon.

Bolin embarks on a journey of self-discovery, mirroring Old China’s endeavor to come of age. When Bolin accepts his destiny as the Dragon Master, Heaven sends a third coming of age – for humanity itself. But are any of them ready for what is rising in the east?

I have never read a book such as this before. It kept my attention from the first sentence, and I could not put down my iPad. I love the way Justin writes, and he never fails to amaze me.

I give The Old Dragon’s Head 5 stars. The characters, the setting, the accuracy, everything, was amazing.

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The Quick Family Ranch Books by Aden Lowe

My first cowboy romance book. And, I am in love already . . .

Synopsis for Quick ‘N Dirty

Jake, his brothers, and their dear are slowly starving, and drowning in a pile of dirty laundry since their grandmother’s death. They can’t give the Quick Ranch the future their grandmother wanted if they can’t even feed themselves. Sick of frozen pizzas and no clean shirts, Jake’s dad orders him to hire a housekeeper, and do it quick. He has no idea where to start and doesn’t have time on top of his ranch work, but the local minister has the perfect candidate. Jake hires Ande as soon as he hears her story, and vows to do anything, no matter how dirty, to keep her and her two small children safe. Now, he just has to hope he can keep his hands to himself and not ruin this for his family.

First of all, Jake is just a cutie. The oldest, the most mature, and probably the most innocent (that I know of so far). The way he attaches himself to those babies is the most adorable thing I have ever read.

The babies, the brothers, the dad, Ande, all of them, are just the sweetest together. The dad, Jonathan, probably has the biggest space in my heart. He is introduced as a tough one, but he does have a weakness.

Book 2 of the Quick Family Ranch series . . .

Welp, still love Jonathan (probably even more), and I thought I loved Jake, until I started to get to know Sam. And I knew there was something deep down in that little body of hers. (One thing about me when shopping for books, or volunteering to read a book, I never read the synopsis. To me, it is like judging a book by it’s cover. If the title seems interesting, that is what draws me in ;)).

Marynn is the second strongest woman in the series (besides Ande, of course). I especially loved the scene where she changed a baby for the first time. Hee hee hee.

Synopsis for Quick Start

Sam Quick watches his older brother leave for his honeymoon, relieved now that one of them is married and ready to carry out Gramma’s wishes for the family and ranch to grow. Now all he has to do get Ande’s little boy safely into the truck and back to the ranch, and he can get back to work. At least, that’s the plan until the girl from his dreams runs her shiny BMW right up under his battered old Dodge truck. She doesn’t hesitate to let him know what she thinks about cowboys and their dirty trucks. Giving her a hard time is the most fun he’s had in years until he finds out the spoiled little girl is actually a shy, innocent woman on her own for the first time. He signs on to help her find her inner strength and hopes like hell he doesn’t fall head over heels for her at the same time. Wither way, he’d better get a quick start.

Overall, I cannot wait until book 3 comes out. Aden . . . I am addicted. Thank you.

You can follow Aden on the following sites to find out what he is working on:

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Do you have a favorite cowboy story? Does not have to be romance lol.

XOXOXOXOXO

Lacey